Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Native Instruments Introduces SESSION STRINGS

Berlin, June, 2010 - Native Instruments introduced SESSION
STRINGS, a versatile virtual string ensemble for KONTAKT 4 and the free
KONTAKT PLAYER. Brought to life through the advanced functionality of
the KONTAKT platform, SESSION STRINGS provides charismatic, highly
expressive acoustic string sounds for pop, soul, R&B, disco, house and
other contemporary music styles.

SESSION STRINGS recreates a string ensemble comprising four violins,
three violas, two celli and two double basses, captured and produced in
one of Germany's most renowned recording studios by sampling expert
Thomas Koritke's new sound design house e-instruments. All recordings
were taken from exclusive instruments from the 18th and 19th century,
played by top musicians from some of the finest European orchestras,
resulting in outstanding tone and articulations on the highest level of
musical virtuosity.

By fully utilizing the advanced features of the KONTAKT platform,
SESSION STRINGS puts the full expressive arsenal of a world-class string
ensemble at the fingertips of the user. The individual instrument groups
are mapped conveniently across the keyboard, with intelligent legato and
glissando based on dedicated samples. Easily controllable falls, swoops
and crescendo variations allow producers to create soulful and dynamic
string licks with ease.

The authenticity and creative value of SESSION STRINGS is further
enhanced through the unique and highly versatile "Animator". This
powerful function can be engaged seamlessly during play to transform
incoming notes into virtuous staccato, spiccato and pizzicato chords and
arpeggios, with the timing and groove easily adjustable by the user, and
while maintaining natural legato articulation at the same time. An
integrated studio-grade convolution reverb also provides a variety of
completely realistic room ambiences.

SESSION STRINGS also provides a full set of optional "Motown versions"
for all included sounds, utilizing a special sonic treatment that
authentically recreates the distinctive and highly sought-after vintage
string sound of the legendary soul recordings from the 60s and 70s.

SESSION STRINGS is available for download purchase in the NI Online Shop
for $119 / 99 EUR.

Additional information on SESSION STRINGS is available at

About Native Instruments:

Native Instruments is a leading manufacturer of software and hardware
for computer-based music production and performance. The company's
mission is to develop innovative, fully integrated solutions for all
professions, styles and genres. The resulting products regularly push
technological boundaries and open up new creative horizons for
professionals and amateurs alike.

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